Analysis of a feasible pulsed-power supply system for an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle
2006 (English)In: ICAS-Secretariat, 2006, 3605-3612 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
More Electric Aircraft technology enables the power supply of electric energy weapons such as high-power microwave and laser weapons. Aspects of electric power generation, energy storage, distribution and pulse-conditioning systems for the power supply of directed energy weapons in Unmanned Aerial Vehicle are addressed in this paper. A trend in aircraft design is to electrify more parts of the aircraft via the concept of More Electric Aircraft (MEA) and its technology which allows for increased electric power consumption. Thus, MEA technology enables the power supply of weapons and protection systems that are using electric energy. Among these devices directed energy weapons such as high-power microwave (HPM) and laser weapons are feasible. Such systems require high power pulsed electric energy with, thus imposing new requirements of on-board power supplies. In the demonstrated concept it is important to analyze power losses and efficiency as well as weight and volume in order to evaluate the possibility to adapt the system in an UAV.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2006. 3605-3612 p.
, ICAS-Secretariat - 25th Congress of the International Council of the Aeronautical Sciences 2006, 6
Amorphous alloys, Magnetic amplifier, Microwave, Vircator, Electric energies, Electric power consumption, High power microwaves, More electric aircraft, On-board power supply, Protection systems, Pulsed-power supplies, Vircators, Aerodynamics, Aircraft, Electric power generation, Electric utilities, Magnetic amplifiers, Microwave devices, Microwaves, Military equipment, Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), Electric power systems
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-155042ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84878427067ISBN: 9781604232271OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-155042DiVA: diva2:759445
25th Congress of the International Council of the Aeronautical Sciences 2006, 3 September 2006 through 8 September 2006, Hamburg
QC 201410302014-10-302014-10-292014-10-30Bibliographically approved